Moto X4

Lenovo owned Moto has launched it’s another smartphone Moto X4 in India. The company had earlier launched the phone in Europe back in September. Now, the phone came to India and Motorola is planning to start the sale on Flipkart and Moto hubs across the country. The phone is a mid-range device and priced at Rs. 20,999 in India.

If we talk about the highlight features of the Moto X4, the company is touting the device as a camera centirc device. So, it is a camera focused phone which sports a 12MP+8MP dual rear camera. Other notable features include metal body, Android Nougat 7.1, octa-core Snapdragon 630 processor and 3GB RAM. Let’s take a look at the full specifications of the mid range smartphone from Motorola.

Moto X4 Specifications

Key Specifications Moto X4
Display 5.2-inch full HD IPS LCD
Screen Resolution full HD, 1080 x 1920 pixels
Operating System Android 7.1.1
Processor Octa-Core
Chipset Snapdragon 630
GPU Adreno 508
RAM 3GB / 4GB
Internal Storage 32GB / 64GB
Expandable Storage Up to 2TB via microSD card
Primary Camera Dual- 12MP with f/2.0 + 8MP with f/2.2 cameras, PDAF and dual-tone dual-LED flash
Secondary Camera 16 MP, f/2.0, 1080p, LED flash
Video Recording 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps
Battery 3,000mAh
4G VoLTE Yes
Sim Card Type dual SIM (Nano-SIM)
Dimensions 148.4 x 73.4 x 8 mm
Weight 163 g
Price 3GB/32GB- Rs. 20,999

4GB/64GB- Rs. 22,999

Physical Overview

The Moto X4 features a premium metal body and is made of metal and glass. Moreover, both the front and back are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. Coming to the design, the Moto X4 has a metal frame with matte aluminum. It’s available in two gorgeous colors – Super Black and Sterling Blue which look good. The phone is IP68 certified for water and dust resistance.

Moto X4

On the front, the Moto X4 comes with a 5.2 inch full HD IPS LCD display. The device sports a 16MP secondary camera with an LED flash at the top.

Moto X4

On the back, there is dual camera module in a large raised circle, and dual LED flash. The back side is a massive fingerprint magnet, and you cannot prevent smudges on the back when you hold the phone.

Moto X4

On the front, you will get the home button with a fingerprint scanner. The device comes with on-screen navigation buttons.

Moto X4

Coming to the sides, the Moto X4 sports the volume rockers and power button on the right side.

Moto X4

A SIM tray which supports 2 Nano-SIM cards and a microSD card is placed at the left side of the phone.

Moto X4

The device comes with a USB Type C port and a 3.5mm earphone jack at the bottom.

Display

Moto X4

The Moto X4 features a 5.2 inch full HD 2.5 curved glass display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. This is an IPS LCD panel and the display is bright and crisp under sunlight as well. You will notice certain glare under direct sunlight, but the display is bright enough. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass protection.

Camera

If we talk about the camera of the phone, the camera focused phone sports a dual camera setup at the back. One of the cameras has a 12MP sensor with dual-autofocus and an f/2.0 aperture. The secondary camera has an 8MP sensor with a wide 120-degree field of view. Other features include Phase detection autofocus and dual-tone dual-LED flash.

Moto X4

The dual camera of the phone offers Bokeh effect or the depth of field in pictures and capture shots in monochrome as well. Moreover, it can also recognize objects, QR codes and business cards as well. The dual camera looks good feature wise and clicks some good pictures. The front camera has a 16MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture and an LED flash.

Hardware and Storage

The Moto X4 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor clocked at 2.2 GHz clubbed with Adreno 508 GPU. Memory wise, the phone comes in two variants- there is 3GB RAM base variant and the higher variant comes with 4GB of RAM. Internal storage is 32GB for the base variant, and 64GB for the top variant. Both are expandable up to 2TB with a microSD card.

Software and Performance

The Moto X4 comes with stock Android 7.1 Nougat. This means that the phone will perform optimally on a software level. Moreover, Motorola has also promised Android 8.0 Oreo update for this phone in the near future. Performance wise, the Moto X4 performs well and shows no noticeable lag while using it for moderate tasks.

After considerable usage, video streaming or heavy gaming, the phone started heating up a little, maybe because of metal and glass back. Overall, the Moto X4 is seems to perform very well. Motorola is also boasting of Alexa integration along with Google Assistant on the phone.

Battery and Connectivity

In terms of battery, the Moto X4 is powered by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery with turbocharging support. The battery seems enough for such display size. This phone is a dual SIM 4G VoLTE smartphone with Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm jack, and GPS as the connectivity options. The other highlight feature of Moto X4 is that this phone can connect to four Bluetooth audio devices simultaneously.

Conclusion

The Moto X4 features a premium metal body, full HD display, decent hardware and good storage. Further, it has a good dual camera setup. Overall, the phone looks good with such features, however, it is priced slightly higher when compared to other mid-range devices. Moreover, it also lacks features such as full view display which is a trend these days. With Rs. 20,999 price tag it will compete with the likes of Moto’s own Moto Z2 Play and Honor 9i.